Hey, I've been planning out my first build for about 2 weeks and still need help in deciding what graphics card to get. I plan to get my parts from newegg in 2 to the 3 weeks. Currently I have a EVGA GTX 550 ti but I don't know if I want to upgrade because I'm on a semi-tight budget. I'm will be gaming on my new rig but I don't need a card that will run bf3 on max settings. I'm looking to be able to run games like Skyrim, Crysis 2, AC3, and Dead Space on high with at least 40-50 fps. Also games like Diablo 3, TF2, and Minecraft at max settings with 60+ fps.
So should I keep the 550 ti or get something like the 6850? Or even maybe the regular GeForce 560?
I'd suggest you get all your parts without a graphics card and see if you're satisfied with the performance. You've got nothing to lose, if you need more performance, you can always get another card pretty fast, and if you are OK with it, you don't have to do anything.